Blake Austin of the Raiders during the Round 25 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers at GIO Stadium on August 31, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Digital Image by Mark Nolan.

Injury Report: Post Season

Good news Raiders fans - The Green Machine will head into the start of the 2016 season with a fully fit roster with only Blake Austin and Sia Soliola on restricted contact training during the pre-season.

Shannon Boyd, Edrick Lee, Josh Papalii and Paul Vaughan all have minor injuries that forced them to pull out of the Prime Minister’s XIII however the quartet will all be fit for Round 1 of the 2016 season.

The club also has no suspensions to contend with as Leilua’s two match suspension issued in Round 25 will be served in Round 26 and in a pre-season trial.


NAME: 
Blake Austin

INJURY: Shoulder

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Austin has undergone surgery for a shoulder injury and will be carefully eased back into contact and upper body weights training once pre-season training commences.  

 

NAME: Shannon Boyd

INJURY: Shoulder

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Boyd was managing an ongoing shoulder injury in the latter half of 2015 and was advised by club medical staff to pull out of the Prime Minister’s XIII as the injury needs time to settle.

 

NAME: Lachlan Croker

INJURY: Shoulder

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Croker has recovered well from a shoulder reconstruction and will resume full training before Christmas.

 

 NAME: Edrick Lee

INJURY: Shoulder

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Like Boyd, Lee was managing an ongoing shoulder injury for most of 2015 and was advised by club medical staff to pull out of the Prime Minister’s XIII as the injury needs time to settle.

 

NAME: Joey Leilua

INJURY: Suspended

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Leilua was suspended in Round 25 for two matches however he will be free to play in Round 1 2016 as he will have served his suspension in Round 26 and in a pre-season trial.

 

NAME: Josh Papalii

INJURY: Knee

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Papalii was managing an ongoing knee injury for most of 2015 and was advised by club medical staff to pull out of the Prime Minister’s XIII as the injury needs time to settle.

 

NAME: Sia Soliola

INJURY: Cheekbone

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Soliola has undergone surgery on his cheekbone and will be carefully eased back into contact training once pre-season training commences. 

 

NAME: Paul Vaughan

INJURY: Shin

DUE BACK: Round 1 2016

NOTE: Vaughan was forced to pull out of the Prime Minister’s XIII as he needed screws pulled out of his shin and the injury needs time to settle.